Organizational Skills: A Plan Of Action

Posted on April 6, 2011
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Have you ever wondered why nothing seems to get achieved in your own life, and why you haven’t got any organizational skills? Do you have many days where you might not get finished, the tasks you started to do, for whatever reason? Do you find this happening as a result of something else coming up that attracts your attention and pulls your attention from the other things you have to do? Now would be a great time for you to understand a few fundamental organizational skills, if this resembles your life right now.

Imagine for a moment the consequences, of making a chocolate cake without having any recipe to work from.
Obviously if you are an professional baker you may be able to bake the cake without a recipe, but without the required skills, your cake is likely to be a big mess of uncooked batter, and this is what normally happens when you attempt to start something without being well organized.

Keeping a list of the things that you need to do is one simple way to start becoming organized; Alternatively your list may be so complex that the various steps needed to finish each task are also listed and explained in great detail.

Looking back to baking that cake, you are not likely to start making the cake if you know you are out of flour or sugar. Although most people wouldn’t attempt to make the cake under those conditions, you may be different to most people. Can you think of the most efficient method to use to see that you have the things you need before you start? Yep, you would check the recipe against the stock you have in your cupboards to see that you have everything to start making your cake; Operational skills for sure.

Even though it may not be practical to have a recipe for everything you choose to do in life, you can always find new ways to gain the organizational skills needed to stay on top of your game. Have you completed a “To Do” list? Grab yourself a piece a paper and a pencil if you haven’t done a list yet, and at the top of the paper write, “To Do List” Think about what you really should be doing today. Can you think of anything else that may be more important than the things you have got planned for the day? If there are, you need to record them, and issue each with a priority level.

When you have learned how to manage your organizational skills, you will start to find new ways that you can connect certain tasks to make them easier to perform. An example of this would be if you had on your list that you needed to do some shopping at the supermarket, but you also needed to put fuel in the car. Both of these things can be achieved at the same time. Developing great organizational skills is easy when you know how.

Teaching organizational skills performs an important role in everyone’s life.

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